Iris Proffitt Allen, age 67, of Smoke Hollow Road, Charlotte, a native and former resident of Watauga County, passed away Friday morning, December 29, 2017, at her home.

Iris was born August 19, 1950 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Bynum Glenn Proffitt and Margaret Wilson Proffitt. She was a hairdresser and a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Iris is survived by her son, Brian T. Allen; her daughter-in-law, Melanie C. Allen, one granddaughter, Lillian Iris Allen, and her grandson, Henry Wayne Allen, all of Salisbury; her sister, Patricia "Pat" Wellborn of Deep Gap; two brothers, James "Jim" Proffitt and wife Sharon of Weaverville, and Wayne Proffitt and wife Carol of Boone; one niece and special caregiver, Virginia "Gina" Russell and husband Don of Locust, and two nephews, Matthew Proffitt of Boone, and Remi Wellborn of Edinburg, Texas.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Odis Wellborn.

Funeral services for Iris Proffitt Allen will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, January 3, 2018, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Mike Townsend. Burial will follow in Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 7200 East WT Harris Blvd. in Charlotte.

The family will receive friends, Saturday afternoon, January 6, 2018, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, before the Celebration of Life, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Novant Health Hospice, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28233-3549, or to Hearts and Hammers, in care of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 7200 East WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina, 28215.

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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